Dirty Pretty Things show stopped by police

SXSW gig pulled after five songs

Dirty Pretty Things had their show at South By South West pulled by local police last night (March 16).

The group were playing at Eternal in Austin following a set by The Flaming Lips. Due on at midnight, their stage time got pushed back and back, until it meant they were unable to play their full set.

A band source told NME.COM: “Everything was running late from the beginning. The Flaming Lips came on late, Dirty Pretty Things didn’t go on stage until just after 12:30 played five numbers before the plug was pulled on (bassist) Didz.

“The band tried to play on, but the police arrived and flashed their badges at the tour manager and the soundman, with arrests looking likely the band had to leave the stage. The band are very frustrated as it was their first show in US.”

Stay with NME.COM for updates from the festival, day-by-day.

NME‘s special South By South West issue is on shelves from Wednesday March 29, with a free 15-track CD featuring the best bands from the festival.